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“Good Food, Nice Atmosphere, Great People Watching”

Bubala's by the Bay
Ranked #24 of 142 Restaurants in Provincetown
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Sutton, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Atmosphere, Great People Watching”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you're going to eat lunch here, do yourself a favor and sit outside and enjoy the energy and good vibes that pass you on Commercial Street.

Food is very good, staff is friendly and service is quick. I thoroughly enjoyed my Caprese sandwich on Foccacia, something that seems deceptively simple to make but can often be underwhelming. Not at Bubala's...it was fantastic. My wife enjoyed her Gorgonzola salad which was generously portioned and well-prepared.

There are a lot of dining options in Provincetown, but if you're looking for a quick bite and a drink or two, Bubala's is a safe bet and will leave you satisfied and ready to continue exploring all that Provincetown has to offer.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great calif burger and chicken fajitas”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

A friend and I drove down to ptown for the day from the Boston area. After 2 hours of the tourist stuff we decided to try bubalas by the bay it was a beautiful sept day about. 75 out and clear
We sat at the outdoor cafe tables area and could watch the world go by
I tried the California burger it's big and juicy with guacamole and cheese on a regular hamburger roll. It came with an ample supply of fries cooked to prefection.
My friend had the chicken fajita. This came all made rather than on a sizzling iron griddle
With the chicken and all the fixins already rolled in the tortilla a huge supply of refried beans and some niblets corn and sour cream came with it on a huge platter both were about $12 each
Dessert was a large piece of choc cake for$6 and a banana cream pie $6. The pie had only a small amount of banana in it and was mostly whipped cream don't get it everything ele and the service was great. The staff seems to enjoy each other making for better service

  • Visited September 2013
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“good meal”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

we had a very nice meal. Reasonable price and the roast garlic & bread was lovely. The cranberry and bread pudding MMMM could have licked the plate clean. Waiter was very friendly and chatty about the local area.

  • Visited September 2013
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cape cod
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Pretty good, slow service”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The food was pretty good. We hadn't been there in several years. It was less noisy than it used to be, which was nice. The waitress was very accommodating and friendly. The service was very slow. The slow service clearly was not the fault of the waitress, but was the fault of the kitchen. In fairness, it was the evening after the Carnival Parade, so it was probably extra busy, but then again, the restaurant should have been prepared for that. I mean, it's not like they don't know how busy things are on that day. Overall, I'd go back from time to time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dr M
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Powder Springs, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nothing special. Bartender good.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had the fish and chips and vegetable spring rolls. Average food at the PTown average (aka -pricey) cost. So many other places that are better than this.

Good bartender though. Makes a mean manhattan.

  • Visited September 2013
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